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Los Angeles, California
$120,994 - $151,216 - $181,459
Closing date
Aug 8, 2024

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Engineering Mechanics
Position Type
Organization Type

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)


PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer




Specialty: TRACKWORK


Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Salary Grade: H1P


Salary Range: $120,994 - $151,216 - $181,459


External/Internal: EXTERNAL


Open Until Filled openings may be closed at any time without notice.


At Will**


This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)


Basic Function


Oversees technical staff and consultants performing engineering and architectural design services related to large scale transportation projects.


Example Of Duties


  • Oversees and manages large-scale engineering and architectural activities for major rail and bus projects to ensure compliance with Metro, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements Oversees and administers the design, procurement, construction, and installation of major bus and rail facilities Oversees the management of consultant contracts for design, construction, or procurement of facilities and systems equipment Negotiates consultant and equipment contracts, including contract changes; oversees change control process Participates in the preparation of contract front-end documents Directs preparation of feasibility and trade-off studies, engineering reports, and economic analyses Administers and monitors work and contracts for compliance with budget, schedule, standards, and objectives Reviews consultants plans and specifications for technical adequacy and completeness Facilitates resolution of design, construction, third party, and operations problems Recommends design activity improvements for efficiency, compliance, and cost-effectiveness Interfaces with the various divisions of Metro Plans budget and staffing needs and assists in preparing department and project budgets Represents Metro before outside agencies Prepares and presents reports to management, staff, the Board of Directors, community groups, and government officials Serves as chairperson for design reviews and other technical meetings Directs, supervises, trains, mentors, and motivates assigned staff Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties


Requirements For Employment


A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture



  • Five years of relevant management-level experience as an engineer, architect or Project Manager on major transit or   public works projects with at least two years of experience in specialized area of assignment

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements


  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed   to carry out job-related essential functions California license as a Professional Engineer (PE) or Architect is preferred

Preferred Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.


The following are the preferred qualifications:


  • Experience designing trackwork for transit rail and/or commuter or freight rail, including grade separations and at-grade crossings, as well as special trackwork and yard designs. Experience utilizing rail transit industry standards such as Metro Rail Design Criteria (MRDC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) for the design of railroad engineering and rail facilities. Experience using Microstation, AutoCAD, and InRoads for rail design and review. Experience developing and reviewing track construction specifications. State of California Professional Engineer registration is preferred.



  • Theories, principles, and practices of applicable disciplines in architectural, civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, or environmental engineering, hazardous waste regulations, and environmental laws Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing environmental, engineering, equipment, construction standards, and rail transit operations Project management and control practices Financial, analytical, and statistical research and mathematical processes and procedures Metro policies and procedures Principles of supervision Applicable business software applications



  • Planning, organizing, and managing large-scale design and construction projects Reading, analyzing, and interpreting engineering plans and specifications for large-scale engineering projects Preparing complex comprehensive reports and correspondence Analyzing data and situations, identifying problems, developing and recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions Communicating effectively orally and in writing Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives Negotiating



  • Manage projects from start-up to completion Think and act independently Prioritize and multi-task Make financial decisions within a budget Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, budgets, contracts Supervise, train, mentor, and motivate assigned staff Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure


Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.


Application Procedure


Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:


METRO Headquarters, Employment Office


One Gateway Plaza


Los Angeles, CA 90012


Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro. (RS)


All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.


*Open to the public and all Metro employees


**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.


This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.


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